Tips and Tricks for Your Thanksgiving Turkey – New Orleans style!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there is a lot of delicious cooking to be done! For many people, the turkey is the most important part of the Thanksgiving meal, and we want everyone to know that we are sharing our New Orleans tradition with everyone! Our Cajun fried turkeys are a great addition to any Thanksgiving feast!

Since our Atlanta opening, 15 years ago, we have been frying turkeys for families all over Atlanta. In the last 15 years we have sold more than 20,000 of our Cajun fried turkeys here in Atlanta.

In the spirit of the holiday, we want to give all of our readers a few tips from Copeland’s Atlanta CEO Bill Goudey for cooking these turkeys at home.

  • Thaw the bird for two day and drain it completely.
  • Inject with poultry seasonings and marinade for 24 hours, then cook in 350°F peanut oil.
  • Make sure the turkey is dry before placing it into the oil, so that the oil will keep from sparking.
  • Turn off the flame when you put the turkey in or you could get burned!
  • Watch to make sure the pot does not boil over and is protected at all times.
  • It only takes 45 minutes to cook a 12-14 pound turkey, but the instructions are the most important tool.
  • When using a recipe, study the ingredients. If you see something in the ingredients that you and your family do not like or can not use, then try to think of another ingredient.

To watch us prepare one of our Cajun fried turkeys, be sure to check out the video of our Managing Partner Glen Helmstetter’s turkey demonstration!

Our Cajun fried turkeys are available from the catering and Holiday Specials menu at both Copeland’s of New Orleans locations in Atlanta for the holidays and year-round. Don’t forget to visit our website from more information         (www.CopelandsAtlanta.com)!

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Copeland’s of New Orleans – Atlanta: 15 Years in the Making

Copelands15YearIn 1998, Copeland’s of New Orleans – Atlanta franchise was just starting out, but now in 2013 we are excited to celebrate our 15th Anniversary with all of our guests! The celebration will be in three parts (every month from now until our true anniversary date!). For the first part of our celebration we are bringing back the National Cheesecake Day promotion that everyone loved so much! All day on Tuesday, October 15 we will be offering buy one, get one free offers on our delicious cheesecakes to celebrate the first installment of our 15th Anniversary!

If you are excited for our 15th Anniversary cheesecake day, then you are really going to be excited for what we have in store for Friday, November 15. I’ll give you a hint…its in honor of New Orleans’ most famous holiday…MARDI GRAS! We will be hosting a Mini Mardi Gras celebration for the second installment of our anniversary celebration. We’ll have food and drink features as well as a Live Jazz Band.

The third, and probably most exciting, installment of our celebration is the December celebration, which is the true 15th Anniversary. On December 2, 1998 Copeland’s Restaurant opened its Cumberland location doors for the first time! Now 15 years later we are having a party to celebrate! Keep in touch for more details through our Loyal Customer Club.

Be on the look out for upcoming details for our Mini Mardi Gras and Anniversary Party! See you on October 15 for our special anniversary cheesecake day!

Jazz Roots Atlanta Returns for its 2nd Season!

Jazz Roots: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series presented by KIA returns to the Cobb Energy Centre for the 2013-2014 season. The first of the five Jazz Roots concerts will be A Tribute to Ella, Joe & Basie featuring Kevin Mahogany, Janis Siegel & the Count Basie Orchestra TODAY (Wednesday, September 25, 2013). Copeland’s is offering a “FREE Entrée” with the purchase of a second entrée to any ticket holders attending the show on Sept. 25th.  Please present your ticket to receive this special offer.  The first 20 guests will receive a complimentary parking pass for the Cobb Energy Centre.

Copeland’s of New Orleans is excited to announce our continued sponsorship of Jazz Roots this year and would like to invite all of our friends to enjoy the special Copeland’s discount this year! When purchasing your tickets to each show remember to use the promo code “Copeland’s” to receive a 10% discount at the Cobb Energy Centre’s box office or at TicketMaster.com. We are also going beyond the discount and including a Copeland’s of New Orleans $25 dining gift card with the purchase of the Season Tickets packages.

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The 2013-2014 Jazz Roots season will include “A Tribute to Ella, Joe & Basie” on September 25, 2013; “A Night in Rio” on October 26, 2013; “Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2013” on December 2, 2013; “New Orleans!” on January 30, 2014; and “Georgia On My Mind: A Salute to Ray Charles” on February 26, 2013.

Copeland’s will be hosting a special event, featuring Local Jazz musicians,  prior to the “New Orleans!” concert featuring Aaron Neville & Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Thursday, January 30, 2014 so be sure to mark your calendars and check back for details of that event!

Copeland’s Cares for CURE!

Copeland’s is proud to support CURE Childhood Cancer!

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month! Join us as we hear stories through CURE of the amazing stories from the lives of children who have been impacted by this deadly disease. CURE‘s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day At a Time” has raised more than $817,000 in past years! This online event is in its 5th consecutive year and hopes to see that number grow in order to fund the life saving pediatric cancer research!

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CURE believes that childhood cancer can be cured in our lifetime, which is the driving motivation behind their mission to raise funds for these children through the lives and experiences of children diagnosed with cancer as well as their families. Since its inception in 1975 by Dr. Abdel Ragab, Emory University’s first pediatric oncologist, CURE has partnered with other cancer institutions and organizations to develop new medications and therapies that each lead us one step closer to finding the CURE!

Join us as we support CURE and become inspired by the amazing courage and faith of these children and their parents! We proudly support all campaigns done by CURE and are excited for our upcoming events to benefit them as well including our quarterly lunches, serving Thanksgiving Lunch at Scottish Rite Hospital and our CURE Brunch in the Spring!

Be sure to check in for those updates so you can too support CURE with Copeland’s!

Saints Season 2013 at Copeland’s Atlanta: A Season of RedemSEAN

 

Calling all Saints fans! We will be watching EVERY Saints game here at Copeland’s (yes, including the untelevised games!) and we really hope you can join us!

Try to contain your excitement for the 2013 season. As many of you already know, this year marks the return of Coach Sean Payton. After being suspended for “Bounty Gate,” Coach Payton is sure to return in style and take the Saints all the way to another shot at the Super Bowl in February 2014 in New York City.

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Bill Goudey, CEO of Copeland’s of New Orleans in Atlanta, said “We love bringing New Orleans to Atlanta; we do it with food and ambiance throughout the year. To be able to bring Saints football to Copeland’s is very special.”

Make us your home away from home with the Saints 2013 season! Our Cumberland location (Saints Headquarters in Atlanta) is proud to be hosting our 7th season of New Orleans Saints football. Thank you to all of you who kicked off the season with us for our rival the Atlanta Falcons, on Sunday, September 8 (which I am pleased to say was a satisfying victory!). Come out and be a part of the action with great food and drink specials, our New Orleans Live Jazz Sunday Brunch Buffet and our 100-inch HD Projection Screen TV!

Mark your calendars for our next match up on Sunday, September 15 at 4 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Never forget a game by downloading the Saints 2013-2014 season calendar!

Copeland’s Preferred Guest Club – One of the Best Around!

 

If you want to join one of the top guest clubs in Atlanta, take a look at Copeland’s! They have one of the most popular preferred guest clubs because they make it a priority! With 25,000 guests, it is their goal to provide their preferred guests with all the latest news, promotions, and specials at Copeland’s year round.

Copeland’s began their Loyal Customer Club in 2000 by gathering the names and emails of their biggest fans. “We needed a way to communicate and make offers to our biggest fans that we can’t make to the general public”, said CEO Bill Goudey. Since 2000, Copeland’s has been dedicated to serving their preferred guest club by utilizing email to provide them with birthday and anniversary gifts, buy one get one free offers, and all the latest news about Copeland’s in Atlanta. “We are proud that so many invite us into their inbox every month to see what is going on and to take advantage of our offers we reserve for this exclusive group”, said CEO Bill Goudey.

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Copeland’s also prides itself on the integrity of the company. One thing you can be sure of is the security of your privacy. Copeland’s makes sure to reassure guests of the privacy policy and the commitment to keep all information confidential and used only for the Copeland’s preferred guest club. CEO Bill Goudey tells his guests, “We are committed to our guests’ privacy and take their confidence in sharing their personal e-mail addresses with us very seriously.”

It has been 13 years since Copeland’s started the Preferred Guest Club and it has already grown to over 25,000 guests! Obviously Copeland’s is doing something right. They consistently make guests feel welcomed and appreciated; No wonder so many people sign up for more! Come visit Copeland’s of Atlanta and check out the Preferred Guest Club for an even greater experience the next time you visit- you won’t be disappointed!

 

We are Celebrating National Cheesecake Day!

By Melanie Beal

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Who doesn’t like cheesecake? Especially on National Cheesecake Day?! Well, we like celebrating holidays and even though this one is a consumer holiday we enjoying celebrating it none-the-less. 

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Copeland’s of New Orleans – Atlanta Franchise, is participating in the celebration of National Cheesecake Day and we encourage you to swing by to enjoy it! We are offering a BOGO (buy one, get one) special on our slices of cheesecake ALL DAY on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in celebration of this delicious holiday! We are also offering $10 off when you purchase a whole cheesecake. You definitely do not want to miss out on such an appetizing deal! Both of our Atlanta locations will be serving up double orders of our famous cheesecakes in celebration. 

Now really, who doesn’t like cheesecake? Let’s celebrate!